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Deploying a GEO DNS Failover for DevOps

Deploying a GEO DNS Failover for DevOps

Disaster recovery and business resilience are key components of the data center infrastructure. The popularity of private and shared (collocated) data centers, along with the emergence of cloud computing, has increased the need for exceedingly robust network resilience policies that address availability and security while maintaining the agility and flexibility of the cloud model.... Read More

Creating an Exchange Lab POC Hybrid Cloud

Creating an Exchange Lab POC Hybrid Cloud

Microsoft Exchange is the cornerstone of many organizations messaging systems. In addition to providing email capabilities, it also provides them with a calendar, contact lists, task management, and via integration it is the foundation for many business critical systems. Exchange Server has changed since it was first released and can now be deployed in... Read More

Powering VMware with PowerShell

Powering VMware with PowerShell

Many tools and products that support scripting are adding PowerShell support. VMware also did this in their PowerCLI tool that can be used to provision and manage vSphere hosted virtual machines. There is even a PowerCLI test lab that you can use to learn about the tool without any risk to your vSphere environment.... Read More

Free Microsoft Learning Resources

Free Microsoft Learning Resources

Working in the Information Technology sector means continuously updating your skills and adopting to new ways of working. If anything the pace of change is accelerating with new versions of existing server software and applications being released more often, and with new ways of working being continuously adopted. See the adoption of Cloud delivery... Read More

Free Application Firewall

Free Application Firewall

Introduction Kemp Loadmaster provides industry leading performance as a Load Balancer and as an Application Delivery Controller. In addition LoadMaster provides functions that you may not know about such as SSL Offloading, Reverse Proxy for applications such as Microsoft Exchange, and a fully featured Web Application Firewall (WAF) functionality. The latter is available for all... Read More

DevOps – Infrastructure as Code

DevOps – Infrastructure as Code

Introduction The rapid adoption of virtualization over the last decade solved many of the problems associated with application and server provisioning. Gone are the days when deploying a new application meant specifying a new server to run it on, getting sign-off for the purchase order, waiting a few weeks for the server to be... Read More

DevOps is more than…

Introduction Many organizations are adopting DevOps to help streamline their software development processes. The benefits of DevOps have been discussed and written about often on this Blog and at many other sites. Like any method of working there are many aspects to DevOps and a lot of chatter about certain parts of it. It’s... Read More

Microsoft Azure Stack for DevOps

Microsoft Azure Stack for DevOps

One of the goals of a DevOps workflow is to make it easier to quickly develop and deploy updated versions of applications to Development, Test, and Production environments. There are many ways to design and deploy an infrastructure to deliver this, but one that is rapidly gaining favour is to use resources from a Public Cloud... Read More